DETROIT – A 17-year-old boy underwent a double lung transplant at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit after his lungs were irreparably damaged from vaping, doctors said. Medical officials said this is believed to be the first double lung transplant due to vaping in the United States. While the boy is doing as well as can be expected, he has a long, intense recovery ahead, according to officials.
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- A Lapeer County man is facing charges after shooting his friend with a shotgun he thought was unloaded, authorities said. Click here to read more.
- Metro Detroit hospitals treated numerous snow- and weather-related injuries after Monday’s snowstorm. Click here to read more.
- The Wayne County Prosecutor denied to issue charges in connection with a fire Sept. 23 at Detroit’s Heidelberg Project, citing a lack of evidence. Click here to read more.
- A dispute Sunday led to gunfire in the parking lot of a Farmington Hills hookah lounge, police said. Click here to read more.
Police have arrested a man suspected of wearing a clown mask to a Detroit gas station on Halloween night and fatally shooting a former murder suspect in the back of the head, according to authorities. Dravon Jones, 19, of Detroit, is accused of shooting Willie Wilborn, 29, at the Citgo gas station at Grand River Avenue and Southfield Road on Detroit’s west side. Wilborn was standing in line when Jones shot him in the back of the head, according to officials.
A walk around Detroit today reveals a different world than five years ago, when the city was exiting bankruptcy. Retired Judge Gerald Rosen said he gives the city an A+ for the changes it has made since 2014. Rosen help negotiate the deal that got the city out of bankruptcy. Detroit’s filing was the largest public filing in U.S. history.
Gun violence took the life of a young student-athlete who was studying at University of Michigan-Dearborn and playing on the softball team. The family of Kabria Arnold, 20, said she had her entire future ahead of her with major aspirations. The young woman was found dead at Bentler and Pilgrim streets in the middle of the street Sunday night with apparent gunshot wounds.
Police arrested a man they said set fire to a 63-year-old woman as she left work. Dorothy Spinella had finished her shift at a Redford Coney Island at 7 Mile Road and Beech Daly when she was attacked. William Gary Helmer, also known as “Rusty” is the suspect in this case, according to police.
Detroit said its 1,884 miles of residential streets will be clear by Wednesday morning. The city made a promise to have the streets clear within 24 hours. Contractors took to the streets Tuesday morning to remove the snow.
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